12/06/2012

Britons Spend Big on Luxury Without Covering the Basics

The figures collected by LV suggest that British households do have plenty of room to manoeuvre in terms of cut-backs and financial management, but the professionals advocate a wholesale change of attitude with relation to life insurance in order to avoid

12/05/2012

A UK sovereign wealth fund?

The UK's pension fund industry is fragmented: there aren't that many huge pension funds with the resources

12/05/2012

Memo to Starbucks: UK open for business - Coutts

We believe Wednesday’s Autumn Statement from UK Chancellor George Osborne leaves the UK on the right path, although with the economy stuck in the doldrums, a credit-rating downgrade remains a threat.

12/04/2012

Ethical investment takes root

New research shows that awareness of ethical investments is growing, and almost half of us are likely to opt for them in the future

12/03/2012

Advisers look to platforms for support in post-rdr world - Aviva

According to the latest Adviser Barometer research from Aviva, in the final quarter before the Retail Distribution Review is implemented in January 2013, over a third of advisers (34%) say they are contemplating changing their main platform in the next 1

12/02/2012

Global trends in financial advice

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) in the UK and the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) Act in Australia are examples of a new regulatory regime that embraces the fee-for-service business model in wealth management.